DiCamillo Companion

Castle Shane (Castleshane)

  • Earlier Houses: The first house on the site was probably a medieval castle, which was rebuilt in the late 16th century century. This house was demolished in the 19th century, when the new house, the primary focus of this record, was built.

    House & Family History: In the early 19th century a new Tudorbethan style house was erected on the Castle Shane Estate. This house, notable for its four-story tower, burned in the 1920s during the Troubles. Much of Castle Shane Estate, including the ruins of the Castle, is today owned by Coillte, the commercial forestry business owned by the Irish government.

  • John Bernard (J.B.) Burke, published under the title of A Visitation of the Seats and Arms of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland, among other titles: 2.S. Vol. II, p. 19, 1855.

  • Title: Guide to Irish Country Houses, A
    Author: Bence-Jones, Mark
    Year Published: 1988
    Reference: pg. 75
    Publisher: London: Constable and Company
    ISBN: 0094699909
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Unknown

    Park Listed: Unknown

  • Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT EARLIER HOUSES: Francis Lucas, 16th century. SEATED AT 19TH CENTURY HOUSE: Lucas-Scudamore family, 19th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Government

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Ruinous

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No